Dennis Rodman has formed an interesting relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for some time now. The channel of their unique friendship has been spoken in the language of basketball. Rodman will lead a squad of players who will play an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea. The game is against a top North Korean senior National Team to played on Wednesday, as part of the celebration of Kim’s birthday.
Rodman’s teammates include former NBA All-Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, and Vin Baker. Craig Hodges, Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith.
Rodman calls the game his version of “basketball diplomacy.”
“My previous travels have allowed me to feel the enthusiasm and warmth of fans,” Rodman said. “The positive memories and smiles on the faces of the children and families are a testament to the great efforts we have put into fulfilling our mission wherever we go voiding any politics. We are all looking forward to arriving in Pyongyang, meeting the citizens, visiting various charities and using the opportunity to develop new relationships that result in our annual return.”
Dennis was last in North Korea in December to train the North Korean National Team. He did not meet with Kim Jong-Un during that trip.